Get Your Penguin Podcasting

NewsForge | Podcasting from Linux
Podcasts are reinventing talk radio on the Web. These homemade audio downloads have become popular since they were introduced last year. Pontificate on your political opinions, praise your favorite bands, interview your hero — the possibilities are limitless.

Podcasts were created by fans of the Apple iPod, but you don’t need an iPod or a Mac to make your own. Properly configured, the average Linux distribution can podcast with the best of them.

And yes it is that easy. It’s also easy using the very same tools in the Win32 world.

MindRaider: Outliner and More

freshmeat.net: Project details for MindRaider
MindRaider is a Semantic Web outliner/mind mapper. It aims to connect the tradition of outline editors with emerging technologies. MindRaider’s mission is to organize not only the content of your hard drive but also your cognitive base and social relationships in a way that enables quick navigation, concise representation, and inferencing.

Among other things it has support for OPML.

Wired News: Copyrights Keep TV Shows off DVD

Wired News: Copyrights Keep TV Shows off DVD

Article talks about the difficulties in clearing rights to music on old TV shows so they can be released on DVD and VHS. Getting copyright clearance to include music into other works like TV and movies is very expensive and often limited. Licensing issues like this have kept a lot of movies and TV shows off of DVD.

Knoppix on a USB Key

Australian PC World::Knoppix in your pocket: this month, Alastair Cousins installs Knoppix onto a USB key drive, making it even more portable.USB keys have become a really cheap method of storage, and have reached sizes up to 2GB. In this month’s column, I’ll show you how to install Knoppix–a distribution of Linux that runs entirely from CD–on a USB Key drive, making it even more portable.

Available through Westlaw, password required.

OS XML Editors Examined

NewsForge | Open source XML editors examined
The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) provides a flexible and efficient way to store, transmit, and express data. Many applications have adopted it as their sole data format, and the availability of comprehensive XML development libraries makes it easy to add support for XML to new and existing applications. The open source community has produced an impressive lineup of XML editing utilities. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the most useful.

Good, short reviews of OS editors with XML capabilities. Most live in the Linux world, but some have Win32 versions.

Yahoo Opens Access to APIs

InfoWorld: Yahoo opens up search platform to external developers: March 01, 2005: By : APPLICATIONS : DATA_MANAGEMENT
With the launch on Tuesday of the Yahoo Developer Network, Yahoo is providing access to application programming interfaces (APIs) for a variety of its search services, including Web, image, video, news, and local search.

Meanwhile, Yahoo is also broadening access to the Overture APIs, which have been available to high-volume advertisers for several years. Now, other types of Overture users, such as search-engine marketers and smaller advertisers, will be allowed access to the APIs.

You can register as a developer here.